Kabomo pens down A Village On My Shoulders

Joe Kabomo
Joe Kabomo

Kanye-born writer, Joe Kabomo who is also a trained psychologist has written his first book titled, ‘A Village On My Shoulders.’ The book, which was published by Afroshapers, was launched on March 18, 2022 in Gaborone.

According to the author, scripting the book was a brave decision. He explained that the title of the book was derived from the common language of carrying the weight of the world on one's shoulders. Kabomo, however, stated that he brought it closer to home to imply that many people are carrying a village on their shoulders, looking at their lives as Batswana and Africans. “The Book was inspired by my passion to help people, to see people doing well in life more especially in social relations, economic development and humanity. I believe if we are all kind to one another, and help one another, strangers alike, the world would be a better place for all.

So this book seeks to open the eyes of readers on things that seemingly pull us down, draw us back from achieving economical success. Mostly, practices that are part of our tradition, upbringing and engraved customs all stemmed from goodness,” he said. Kabomo also explained that the book was written to help people and address the taboo issues of today, adding that inevitably the book fell into the self-help or non-fiction genre. He said the book was relevant to all age groups particularly the youth and young working adults. He added that it served as a tool for transformation beyond just a good and necessary read. It has 10 chapters 138 pages.

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